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Rajapaksa reiterates that land and police powers will not be distributed

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa outlined today that the issue of distribution of police and land powers to provincial councils would not change, reiterating that the powers would always remain with the government, reported Colombo Page.

Speaking to media at the Temple Trees, Rajapaksa argued that since police and land powers had never been devolved, special attention around this issue was unnecessary at the present moment.

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